Virginia to Utah Freight shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Richmond to Provo is a very heavily traveled route.
The Richmond, VA to Provo, UT freight shipping lane is a 2,149 mile haul that takes more than 32 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Virginia to Utah ranges from a minimum of 1,626 miles and a minimum of 24 hours on the road from Ewing, VA to Agate, UT, to over 2,379 miles and a minimum driving time of 35 hours on the road from Norfolk, VA to Hurricane, UT. The shortest route from Virginia to Utah is along the I-64 W corridor; however there is a more northerly route that uses the I-80 W, traveling through Lincoln, NE and Peoria, IL.
Virginia sits on the Atlantic Coast of the United States and is commonly referred to as “The Old Dominion”, which was named for being one of the oldest overseas dominions of the King and Queen of England. With agriculture occupying over 30% of the land in Virginia, a large part of the states income comes from soy, hay, peanuts, and tomatoes being the most profitable crop in the state, at one time tobacco used to be the number one grown crop in the state, while no longer the case the state is still the fifth- largest producer of tobacco in the nation.
Virginia’s main industry is the technology sector, with the computer chip being the highest grossing export since 2006 and the fourth-highest number of technology workers in the United States, only California, New York, and Texas remain higher, technology quickly took over as the states main export while surpassing the state’s traditional top exports of tobacco and coal combined. To coincide with Virginia’s position in the technology industry, The Pentagon, which is located in Arlington, is the headquarters of the Department of Defense, while the Central Intelligence Agency in located in Langley, Virginia. Virginian is also home to several other government agencies, the United States Geological Survey, the National Science Foundation, and The United Sates Patent and Trademark Office, with all of these agencies and roughly 12% of all U.S. federal procurement money being spent in the state, providing over 900,000 jobs throughout the state and government contracts.
Almost all of Utah’s nearly three million inhabitants live among the valleys of the Wasatch Front. As a result, much of the state is largely uninhabited and unspoiled. To the west of the I-15, the landscape is broadly desert. To the south and east, the soft sandstone has been etched by wind and weather over time to form stunning natural sculptures. Dotted throughout the state are pine forests, valleys and basins.
The climate is semi-arid or desert, with moisture coming chiefly from Pacific Ocean storms or Gulf of California monsoons. Winter inversions are common, especially around the basins, causing haze and freezing fog. Tornados are unusual, but wildfires are increasingly common due to the high summer temperatures and dry climate.
Virginia to Utah Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Virginia and Utah are mainly industrial, with many food processing and distribution centers, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed trailer as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers in both Virginia and Utah are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for heavy haul freight shipments, as well.